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I'm planning a relatively short distance 2 night backpacking trip with a 1 year old as part of our small group and have a couple of questions.

1)  it is bear country and we'll be hanging food.  Should used diapers be hung too?

2)  any good suggestions for containing the used ones and the odor for a few days in the summer?  I'm picturing someones pack getting a little smelly after 2 nights.

With my older ones, we car camped until they were out of diapers.  With this little one, mom is on board and we're excited about being a little more off the beaten path.  

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We did this a fair bit with our boys, though mostly base camping until they were out of daytime diapers at least (until they could both walk, more to the point).  I honestly can't remember exactly what we did, but don't recall a big problem.  I think we buried the solid wastes and bagged the diapers tightly.  We used disposables, so sort of wrapped them around themselves to seal as best we could.

If we hung them, it was not with the food :)

If you use cloth diapers, I recommend drying them if they are just wet and reusing them.

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We have backpacked with disposable diapers.  For the wet ones, we carried them tightly wrapped and bagged in a big ziploc; when we got to camp we laid them in the sun to dry out, just to lighten the load a bit.  We buried the pooh from the dirty ones, and packed them out in plastic bags as well.  We absolutely hung used diapers in a bear bag, with the rest of the trash.  

I know people who use cloth diapers, and wash them out in a gallon sized ziploc with a little doc bronners campsoap.


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I'll throw out my 2 cents...at the risk of a verbal beat down.

We cloth at home, but on single night trips, we take disposable diapers.  Anything more than a night and we take the cloth diapers.  I know this is faux pas, but we've washed out dirty cloth diapers in a creek and hung them to dry.  Just being honest.
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Single gallon zip lock bag stored in an outside pocket on your pack. We do it all the time.

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At least cathole the poop......

Anyhow, yes I use disposables and ziploc gallon bags. You gotta hang them, animals will rip them up.

If it is a hot day and no bugs you can dehydrate disposables in the sun to reduce weight.


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Yeah..I'd think the diapers would be a bear draw, as they are strongly scented. If you can do things to reduce the smell, do. I don't think bears like ammonia, though. When my kids were little, we spent a lot of time on beaches, with them in the buff (no messy diapers, just a quick rinse in the ocean, if necessary)
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